The Vermont Mountain House rests on an alpine meadow overlooking a broad, rural valley. The design is inspired by the organic pragmatism found in saw mills, covered bridges and other regional wood framed structures. A screen of slender birches, maples and oaks conceals the house while framing glorious mountain views. Two bridges, one at the entryway and another leading to the primary suite, accommodate a stream that flows intermittently through the site. 

The heart of the design double-sided hewn-granite fireplace that brings rugged warmth to the kitchen and living room. Alongside our contractor and stone mason, we handpicked each stone from a pile of abandoned granite at a local quarry. 

We collaborated closely with talented local craftsman to achieve a look that is both unique and utterly Vermont. Their skill is evident in the custom furniture, handrails, brackets, balustrades, stonework, timber-framing and myriad other details found throughout the project.

“The spectacular nature of this site, set at the head of a valley in the Green Mountains of Vermont, deserved more than a typical stylistic solution. This house is neither traditional nor modern. It simply fits its time, place and purpose.”

Marcus Gleysteen


Vermont Mountain House